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Scope for hunting

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 351 WINCHESTER, Aug 2, 2012.

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  1. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Member

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    I need to buy a scope for my .303 Enfield to replace a cheap BSA that I mounted several years ago. Other than poor optics it has held up very well.

    I'm looking for a scope that will bring in as much light as possible while staying under $150. or so. 3x9 or 2x7 will probably do just fine.
     
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    Natchez has Burris Fullfield II's on sale all the time. They, as prostaffs, also have a great reputation. Or Ebay an old steel Weaver.
     
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    I have an old steel weaver and it won't hold zero and the optics are not coated.
     
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    The Burris Full field II is the only way I would go in that price range. I've used several of the more popular scopes in the $150-300 price range and the FFII seems to be the beat when it comes to glass quality. I have also never had any durability issues with them. They are solid scopes.
     
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    guess I wasnt thinking hunting or low light. Still think the old weavers are better than BSA though....if they hold zero that is. Good for a plinker.

    I do love my Prostaff's and my Redfield. We compared them side by side with a group of us one night standing around at dusk. Everyone agreed they were equal. Cant find those Nikons for $99 anymore like a couple years ago. The Fullfields are the new cheap/good
     
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    I recently purchased a redfield revolution 3-9x40 for under 150 with shipping from swfa.coms sample list. It was still new in box and was at a similar price as the refurb Nikon prostaff but still maintained a lifetime guarantee, not 90 days.

    Also side by side with my leupold vx-1 the redfield was more crisp and clear to my eye.
    I kept reading others say it but frankly did not believe it until I saw it for myself.

    I am very excited to hunt with this scope this year.
     
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    I just picked up a Sightron S1 3-9x40 to put on my .270
    From everything I've read & been told, these are one of the better <$150 scopes going.
    It's to replace my Redfield Revolution which, quite frankly, is AWFUL! Optical clarity is fantastic in the middle third of the Redfield. However, if I shift my focus 3" off the crosshairs, I feel like I'm on acid. The edge-edge clarity is the worst I've ever seen. It's that bad, I wouldn't even EBay the thing, when I get it switched out.
     
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    I really like the Nikon Prostaff for a budget scope.
     
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    I'd go shopping for a used Leupold.....As far as your old Weaver goes, sorry yours has issues. I have several K's and have never had a zero issue.
     
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